A short drive from Lancaster,Ohio to Marietta,Ohio where you can step back in time to the days of the sternwheeler and steam
The Ohio River Museum is located at 601 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, one block from Ohio State Route 7, and minutes from I-77. I think I’ll have Linda pay the entrance fee.
The museum is located on the banks of the Muskingum River a tributary of the Ohio River.
There are two basic ways to mount paddle wheels on a ship; either a single wheel on the rear, known as a stern-wheeler, or a paddle wheel on each side, known as a side-wheeler.
An old river boat pilot was sitting on a bench near the wharf in Marietta,Ohio when a young man walked up and sat down. The young man had spiked hair and each spike was a different color.... green, red, orange, blue, and yellow.After a while the young man noticed that the captain was staring at him."What's the matter old timer, never done anything wild in your life? The old captain replied, "Got drunk once and married a parrot. I was just wondering if you were my son!" (this joke won’t be found at the museum)
Earliest transportation on the river was by canoe or dugout
A sampling of the many paintings::
How can riverboat pilots use amphibians? As froghorns. Next a sampling of the many/many riverboat models.
DISASTER ON THE RIVER
Time to walk the
Q: Do you know what you call a Snail on a Ship?
A: A SNAILER! (sorry)
Times haven’t changed much.. Mother nature is in charge. FLOODING
For me; the above history sounds a lot like current events..
I will end this post with one final collage. All I can say is the Ohio River Museum is a must see.
A tour of:
will be left for another post…..
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